NAS Whidbey to hold meetings for base hunting requirements

People interested in hunting on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station property during the 2013-2014 season are invited to attend one of two “one-stop-shop” meetings being held in August and September.

Meetings are scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 and 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at Bldg 130, Gallery Golf Course. Information handouts will cover on-base hunting permit requirements, hunting areas and base access procedures. Hunters may register, pay the $13 permit fee and receive an installation hunting permit.

Hunters must have a Washington state hunting license in order to be issued a permit. There are no vendors of State licenses available on the installation. Hunters must present all licenses for the species they wish to hunt to acquire an installation hunting permit. Civilian hunters may participate in the pheasant release program on the installation. Specific documents required to get your installation hunting permit are:

Pheasant hunters must bring DOD or state issued picture identification card or badge, and Western Washington pheasant license (with odd/even selection).

Waterfowl hunters must present DOD-issued identification card, Washington state small game license, state migratory bird validation and Federal duck stamp.

Deer hunters must present DOD-issued identification card, Washington state big game license with archery deer option and transport tag.

Questions may be directed to John Phillips at 360-257-8873.